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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery for Children

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery for Children

If your child experiences any kind of serious injury or a congenital condition of the skull or face, including rare craniofacial conditions, you can move from heartbreak to hope through tremendous advances in skilled plastic and reconstructive surgery services from the expert and welcoming children’s surgical team at OU Health in Oklahoma City.

Innovative Children’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Care

At OU Health, you and your child gain access to Oklahoma’s only comprehensive team of pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgical specialists who treat children’s cleft and craniofacial conditions, including unique situations, to restore as much function as possible and improve confidence and quality of life.

Multidisciplinary, Team-Based Care

Because hundreds of health conditions associated with all parts of the body may affect the craniofacial area, you’ll appreciate working with the comprehensive, multidisciplinary OU Health team that reviews and evaluates all aspects of your child’s situation to develop a path to wholeness.

Individualized Treatment Plan

As you join our team of dedicated professionals, you’ll collaborate to develop an individualized treatment plan that fits your child’s specific circumstances.

You can also take advantage of your care team’s extensive expertise in all aspects of pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as the groundbreaking research and advanced treatments that come from the OU Health craniofacial imaging research center, one of only a few such facilities in the world.

Request an Appointment

Request an appointment or ask your doctor for a referral to the expert pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgeons at OU Health in Oklahoma City.

Call (405) 271-4357

Pediatric Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Services

Plastic and reconstructive surgery can make a big difference in your child’s health and quality of life now and in the future. No matter the age, injury or craniofacial condition, your child can benefit from highly skilled OU Health children’s reconstructive surgeons and specialized surgical services, including:

  • Cleft lip and cleft palate repair – Primary and secondary repair of cleft lip and cleft palate; maxillary and mandibular surgery; alveolar bone grafting

  • Congenital corrections – Microtia; external ear abnormalities; Crouzon syndrome (branchial cleft abnormalities)

  • Facial and skull surgery – Complex craniofacial syndromes such as craniosynostosis and hemifacial microsomia; congenital asymmetry of the face (plagiocephaly, Tessier facial cleft); distraction osteogenesis for small upper and lower jaw and Pierre Robin sequence/syndrome

  • Nose surgery – Rhinoplasty for obstructive sleep apnea and other conditions

  • Speech disorder correction – Pharyngeal flap repair and pharyngoplasty for velopharyngeal incompetence

Learn more about OU Health surgery services for children and how to prepare for your child’s surgery.

Research & Clinical Trials

Ask your physician about participating in a research-based clinical trial if your child’s situation relates to ongoing plastic and reconstructive surgery projects at OU Health. Topics include congenital anomalies, cancer reconstruction, cosmetic surgery, cleft and craniosynostosis conditions, virtual surgery, augmented reality, advanced imaging and 3D printing.

Your Child’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Care Team

When you choose OU Health, you’ll collaborate with our skilled pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgeons who also serve as members of the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center faculty and bring their hands-on fellowship specialty training and plastic surgery residency experience to your child’s care.

That means you and your child benefit from their extensive expertise, which translates into the highest level of pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery services and treatments in Oklahoma and the surrounding region.

  • The Cleft and Craniofacial Center, busiest in the region and led by of one of the most experienced surgeons in the country for management of pediatric cleft and craniofacial issues, includes the only comprehensive multidisciplinary group of specialized physicians in Oklahoma.

  • Our children’s plastic surgery team interacts with every healthcare service at OU Health to aid reconstruction of the most complex situations.

Your child’s multidisciplinary cleft and craniofacial team may include pediatric plastic surgeons, neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists, dentists, geneticists, speech-language pathologists and other healthcare specialists.

Request an Appointment

Find out more about pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery at Oklahoma Children's Hospital OU Health in Oklahoma City to treat your child’s injury or congenital condition such as cleft lip or palate.

Ask your doctor for a referral or request an appointment by calling (405) 271-4357.